Lewis Crawford

The 22 year old 6ft right or left back joins as a free transfer from Lowland side Broomhill and has been training with Talbot for the last three weeks, which gave Tucker the chance to run the rule over the player before offering him a contract.

Lewis has had experience in the SPFL and the lower leagues starting his career at Dumbarton U17’s and Clyde U20’s. He was released by Clyde in July 2018 and spent a season at Petershill before making the move to the SPFL with Dumbarton.  He spent over a year with the “Sons” which included a loan spell at Rossvale and an appearance at Pittodrie in 2020 when Dumbarton narrowly lost out to Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.

In September 2020 he left Dumbarton to play with Linlithgow Rose for a season and then Broomhill who were managed by former Talbot legend Davie Gormley.

Michael Wardrope

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Auchinleck Talbot

Jack McDowell gets stopped in his tracks, as he tries to race forward.

 

Samson puts his point across after being fouled out on the wing.

 

Rob Roy clear the danger before Keir Samson can get to the ball.

 

The defenders ‘reach for the sky’ and shout for offside, as Keir races through.

 

Young McCracken threads the ball up the wing and starts a Talbot attack.

 

Samson goes hurdling out on the wing in order to evade a sliding challenge.

 

Another Talbot attack gets stopped by a last ditch tackle from Rob Roy.

 

I think Keir wants to start a ‘turf war’.

 

CHANCE!!! Rob Roy go close to scoring but Big Andy gets down low to pull off a good save.

 

Mark Shankland goes on the attack while trying to evade the outstretched leg of the defender.

 

With a break in the game, it is a good time to practice your best ‘Bee Gees’ dance moves.

 

Although under pressure, ‘Gee’ still manages to race away from his opponents.

 

GOAL…maybe??? ‘Shankers’ races in on goal, lobs the ‘keeper and puts the ball into the back of the net, however…

 

…as he and Talbot celebrate, Rob Roy claim there was a handball in the build up to the goal so…

 

…after a wee consultation between the referee and linesman, the match officials agree to ‘chalk off the goal’ for the handball.

 

WHAT-A-GOAL!!! Rob Roy make the breakthrough via a sensational strike from outside the box, as the ball smashes into the top corner of the net. 1-0.

 

And the Rob Roy players certainly showed off their best smiles after that brilliant goal.

 

Nothing quite like a celebratory team pile-up!

 

Aiden Wilson does his best to get to the ball but both the defender and the ‘keeper make sure he doesn’t.

 

Another great chance for Rob Roy but the ball goes straight into the arms of Leishman.

 

Samson takes a sore one while racing into the box.

 

The ‘keeper tries to get his mitts onto the ball before Keir can.

 

Craig McCracken fights for the ball on the deck during a stramash inside the Rob Roy box.

 

Big ‘Neily’ tries to go on one last attack for Talbot before the final whistle gets blown.

 

And the final whistle does get blown and Rob Roy begin ‘singing in the rain’ and celebrating their victory.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL FLYNN.

Chris Stafford

SPONSORED BY: THE WILLIE YOUNG LOYAL SUPPORTERS CLUB, MM OLD CROCKS

Chris is currently on loan from Greenock Morton FC until the end of the season. He started his career at Johnstone Boys Club before moving to Morton. He recently had loan spells at Johnstone Burgh and Cumnock.

Aaron Mason

SPONSORED BY: ANDY AND MARTHA MATHIESON, BROADFIELD BRICKWORK

DOB: TBA

SIGNED: July 2021

 

Willie Boyd

SPONSORED BY: TOMMY GRIFFEN JUNIOR

DOB:  04/10/1984

This will be Willie’s second spell at Talbot after leaving us in 2016 due to work commitments down in England. He was a regular in the Talbot side winning a few medals including a Scottish Cup badge. When down in the Preston area he frequently turned out for Lostock St Gerards FC in the Lancashire Premier League.

Robbie McCracken

SPONSORED BY: FINN GARDINER, DAVID WILSON

POSITION: Defender

JOINED TALBOT: September 2020

D.O.B: tba

SQUAD NUMBER: 24

Robbie is a former St Mirren and Kilmarnock youth player who can play at right back or centre of defence.

Aiden Wilson

SPONSORED BY: TOM & KEVIN BROWN, JIM & BARBARA McAULEY.

POSITION: Defender

JOINED TALBOT: July 2019

D.O.B: 05/01/1999

SQUAD NUMBER: 3

Bio: Aiden played youth and development football with Kilmarnock before moving to Edusport. He played in the Lowland League with Caley Braves before joining Talbot in 2019

 

Kieran Healy

SPONSORED BY:COLIN MITCHELL, JIM McCLUCKIE

POSITION: Midfield

JOINED TALBOT: July 2019

D.O.B: 24/11/1994

SQUAD NUMBER: 18

Bio: Signed from Renfrew FC in 2019 where he was team captain at the time.  He came through the ranks of the Renfrew youth system before moving to the Juniors.

 

Bryan Boylan

SPONSORED BY: HUGH MUIR JNR, YASMIN LAWRENCE

POSITION: Striker

JOINED TALBOT: July 2019

D.O.B: 05/01/1990

SQUAD NUMBER: 11

Bio: Bryan had a late introduction to the semi-pro game prefering to play his football in the amateur grade. He was capped for Scotland at amateur level before signing for Kilwinning Rangers from KSC Wolves. Played an important part in the “Buffs” rise back into the top flight and was capped for Junior Scotland in the Umbro Quadrangular tournament where he took part in all three games. He joined Talbot in July 2019.